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Hey guys, quick question. Going out to buy some supplies tomorrow and in need of help on choosing the correct paint.

It's for spraying the mesh on the front of my case.

I have sand paper, Primer and now just need to know the spray paint type.

Either Enamel or just gloss?

Thanks.
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Enamel is a type of paint, gloss/satin/flat is just a finish. If I were you, I'd get the same brand of primer that you have for your top coat. You should also look into getting enamel over lacquer based paints. It'll be stronger and require less coats. Look into a clear coat too if you're after a glossy finish.
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Any cheap standard paint will do. Dont worry about the paint, worry about the prep. I would suggest a nice cleaning with 100% IPA, and no sandpaper. Thats what i did to paint the grill/mesh on my HAF 912 and its holding very strong.

Edit: Paint i used was Krylon
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Sorry to high jack the thread but what do you mean 100% IPA? I'm also in the process of re-painting my case grills / mesh and would like to know.
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rustoleum(has many sub brands, american accents,painters touch, all to cover a wide range of colors) , krylon, valspar, molotow( check the avatar).So anything at lowes, osh hardware, home depot should work, the dollar paint is runny.
I think they are all enamel, just some are intended for different uses.
I would go light coats, and also buy a clear coat, it toughens the paint.
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Sorry to high jack the thread but what do you mean 100% IPA? I'm also in the process of re-painting my case grills / mesh and would like to know.
100% Isopropyl Alcohol. Cheaper and easier to find alternatives are 91% IPA, or 70% Rubbing Alcohol. all are basically the same thing, juust some are diluted with water.
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